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Flessner named Northern Waters DS

Jodi Flessner at General Conference 2016

On January 7th Bishop David A. Bard welcomed the Rev. Jodie Flessner and thanked the Rev. Anita Hahn  for service on The Michigan Conference Cabinet and the Northern Waters District.

Humility, hope, heart and wisdom

Message from Bishop Bard

With the 2019 General Conference now just six weeks away, Bishop David Bard offers The Michigan Area hope-filled New Year’s greetings and counsel.

Support disaster recovery this Advent

UMCOR gives aid to

  Bishop David Bard encourages The Michigan Conference to share hope and love this Advent season through generous contributions to UMCOR’s disaster relief efforts around the world and across the state.

Where are the appointments?

The Cabinet continues making pastoral moves around the state. Changes in appointments of Michigan clergy are announced on this website.

View Connectional Conversation video

Bishop David Bard explains One Church Plan

Bishop David Bard has almost completed his circuit of Connectional Conversation. This video provides an opportunity to hear his opening presentation.

A Joyful Journey

In his November blog, Bishop David Bard remains profoundly grateful even though the “difficulties before us as a country, as a world, and as a United Methodist Church, are real.”

Talking about the future of The UMC

Bishop Bard leading conversation

Bishop David Bard invites all Michigan clergy and laity to join him for Connectional Conversations focused on the three plans that could shape the future of The United Methodist Church.

Generous generosity

Helping Hands

Bishop David A. Bard, The Michigan Area, talks about the kind of generosity that begins with the lavish love of God, not with our wallets, check books or credit cards …  If you have not already heard, The United Methodist Church, at its last General Conference in 2016, added a continuing education and evaluation requirement… Continue Reading Generous generosity

Michigan gets ready

Prayer circle at the 2016 General Conference.

Michigan Conference disciples and members of their delegation  are now preparing and praying for the Special Session of General Conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, February 23-26, 2019.

Bishop on Way Forward

Bishop David Bard reflects on A Way Forward in June’s Joyful Journey blog.